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    We just wrapped up our 2019 event!

    Stay tuned for 2020 event information.


    About Manassas Reads
    The Prince William County Public Library System, the City
     of Manassas and Manassas City Public Schools joined together to host the first community-wide book festival in October 2014, at the Harris Pavilion. The event now takes place in the spring annually and continues to offer many activities and giveaways, including LOTS of free books for all ages, prizes, special community guest readers, the chance to meet published and local authors, student presentations, live music and so much more!


    Education Foundation Launches 'Stand Strong' Challenge for Manassas Reads!
    Manassas Reads will be teaming up with MCPS Education Foundation for 2019! In an effort to highlight how local businesses support our schools, participating students and their families will be challenged to visit as many businesses as they can before reaching the “Finish Line” at the Manassas Reads event in the Harris Pavilion on Saturday, April 27, 2019. Participants will receive a raffle ticket for every business they visit! Are you up for the challenge? Students will receive their challenge passports at their schools in early April. 

    Are you a business interested in participating in the challenge? Please visit the Stand Strong Challenge webpage to learn more or register to participate by March 8, 2019. 


    Are you a local author or business who would like to be involved with Manassas Reads, please contact the Language Arts/English Specialist for MCPS below:

    Heather James

    English/Language Arts Specialist 


    One Love Manassas
    Manassas Reads 2019 is coinciding with One Love Manassas. One Love is a transformative 3-day multi-media art event that is a celebration of life and the surrounding diverse artistic community. The event is designed to give artists a platform to perform, share and leverage their art to the betterment of the community, while raising awareness and inspiring hope for the love of all artistic platforms. Learn more about the One Love event by visiting visitmanassas.org


    Donate Books to Manassas Reads!

    Manassas community: Our goal is to collect as many gently used or new books for ages pre-K through young adult. In an effort to continue to promote reading in the community, the hope is that all who attend can leave with 10 free books. Donations can be dropped off at Central Office (8700 Centreville Road, Ste. 400). Book donations are also being accepted at all MCPS elementary schools, Mayfield and Baldwin Intermediate schools and Metz Middle School. Addresses for the participating schools may be found on the School Profiles page. Thank you!